Decision details

Learning Disability and Autism (LDA) Programme 'Building the Right Home' National Capital Grant Funding Proposal

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Cabinet approval is required to progress with the capital funding bid for the development of a core and cluster scheme to accommodate people with learning disabilities and autism who are at risk of admission to a mental health hospital, or those currently in hospitals, to facilitate step down into the community.

The proposal includes disposal of land owned by Warwickshire County Council for the above development, which will require cabinet approval.




That Cabinet:


1)    Supports in principle the proposed use of a vacant Warwickshire County Council site, the Shortwoods site in the North of the County (North Warwickshire Borough area) for the establishment of six units of ‘Building the Right Home’ supported housing as part of the Transforming Care agenda, for people with autism or autism and learning disabilities;


2)    Authorises the Strategic Director for People, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care & Health, to commence a procurement process for the appointment of a registered housing provider to develop a bid to NHS England (NHSE) on behalf of Warwickshire County Council and Coventry and Warwickshire Integrated Care Board to secure ‘Building the Right Home’ Capital Grant funding for the capital costs of this proposed development and to deliver the scheme; and


3)    Subject to the required capital funding for the scheme being secured:


a)    authorises the Strategic Director for People to enter into all relevant contracts for the design, build and management of the scheme on terms and conditions acceptable to the Strategic Director for Resources;

b)    authorises the Strategic Director for Resources to enter into all property related agreements that he considers necessary on terms and conditions acceptable to him, including authority if necessary to grant a 125-year lease at an undervalue (subject to compliance with s.123 of the Local Government Act 1972) to a Registered Provider of Social Housing and a legal charge over the land to NHSE;

c)     authorises the Strategic Director for People, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care & Health, to procure and commission care services and take such other steps as he considers necessary to bring the scheme into operation as supported housing.


Report author: Ewa Niepsuj

Publication date: 12/05/2023

Date of decision: 11/05/2023

Decided at meeting: 11/05/2023 - Cabinet

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